Last Night's Ads: Farmers Insurance Covers Even a Stag Pool Party, Beats Ties in With Apple Music

Plus, The Five Most Digitally Engaging Spots

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Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, a company that catalogs, tags and measures activity around TV ads in real time. The New Releases here ran on TV for the first time yesterday. The Most Engaging ads are showing sustained social heat, ranked by SpotShare scores reflecting the percent of digital activity associated with each one over the past week. See the methodology here.

Among the new releases, Beats Audio promotes its wireless speaker (with a promotional tie-in with Apple Music), Nissan brings together a man and his childhood crush, Volkswagen has a dad going out with his two boys and forgetting to call mom all day, and Papa John offers J.J. Watt and Peyton Manning some pizza for 50 cents, although they need Hall of Famer Joe Montana for help with the change.

Finally, Farmers Insurance proves that it can cover anything, including stag pool parties.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Beats Audio: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Unite Us Beats Audio: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Unite Us
Network: ESPN
Show: Monday Night Countdown
Primetime Airing: Dec. 28, 8:11 pm ET
Nissan: Stand Out Nissan: Stand Out
Network: NBC Sports
Show: English Premier League Soccer
Airing Date: Dec. 28, 6:57 am ET
Farmers Insurance: Hall of Claims: Stag Pool Party: J. K. Simmons Farmers Insurance: Hall of Claims: Stag Pool Party: J. K. Simmons
Network: HGTV
Show: House Hunters
Primetime Airing: Dec. 28, 10:24 pm ET
Volkswagen: Beth Volkswagen: Beth
Network: NBC Sports
Show: English Premier League Soccer
Airing Date: Dec. 28, 7:49 am ET
Papa John's: Super Bowl 50: Pocket Change: J. J. Watt, Peyton Manning, Joe Montana Papa John's: Super Bowl 50: Pocket Change: J. J. Watt, Peyton Manning, Joe Montana
Network: Spike
Show: Cops
Primetime Airing: Dec. 28, 8:47 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Supercell: Boom Beach: Everything Supercell: Boom Beach: Everything
Online Views: 2,099,828
Social Actions: 12,389
SpotShare: 1.51%
Temptations Cat Treats: Say Sorry Temptations Cat Treats: Say Sorry
Online Views: 521,008
Social Actions: 20,215
SpotShare: 1.49%
Old Navy: Alexandra Gert Old Navy: Alexandra Gert
Online Views: 1,133,085
Social Actions: 5,721
SpotShare: 0.93%
DURACELL: Star Wars: Battle for Christmas Morning DURACELL: Star Wars: Battle for Christmas Morning
Online Views: 2,138,398
Social Actions: 2,993
SpotShare: 0.92%
State Farm: Meet the Hoopers State Farm: Meet the Hoopers
Online Views: 131,345
Social Actions: 6,801
SpotShare: 0.48%

As always, you can find out more about the best commercials on TV at Ad Age's Creativity.

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